gategroup, Cuisine Solutions to Form Partnership to Market and Distribute 'Sous-Vide' Products

gategroup, Cuisine Solutions to Form Partnership to Market and Distribute 'Sous-Vide' Products 
Agreement Enhances Delivery of Premium Meals Across Gate Gourmet's
North American Network of Travel Industry Customers 
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 --  gategroup, the
world's leading independent travel caterer, and Cuisine Solutions,
the world's leading provider of sous-vide foods, today announced that
they have entered an agreement to partner in the production,
distribution and marketing of sous-vide products to airlines, rail
operators and other travel industry businesses in North America.  
The agreement provides gategroup with certain exclusive rights to
market and sell Cuisine Solutions' products into the North American
airline and travel industry, and designates Cuisine Solutions as
gategroup's exclusive provider of sous-vide products in the region.
The partnership will enhance gategroup's delivery of culinary
excellence across the North American operations of its Gate Gourmet
business while leveraging the distribution network of its Pourshins
brand. 
Sous-vide, French for "under vacuum," is a cooking technique
pioneered by Cuisine Solutions in which food is vacuum-sealed and
slow-cooked in water at constant low temperature until it's evenly
cooked through. This innovative method, which is used by top chefs in
some of the world's finest restaurants, consistently produces
excellent flavors and food textures while maintaining the natural
integrity of foods.  
"This partnership between the world leader in travel catering and the
world leader in high quality sous-vide products marks a significant
step in the expanded use of high-quality sous-vide products and the
growth of Cuisine Solutions," said Felipe Hasselmann, President of
Cuisine Solutions.  
"We are excited to partner with Cuisine Solutions. Sous-vide products
are increasingly recognized by our customers as an excellent solution
for providing premium cabin meals with superb textures and flavors
consistently across their networks," said Doug Goeke, gategroup
Senior Vice President and President of its Airline Solutions North
America business. 
About Cuisine Solutions
 Cuisine Solutions is an industry-leading
provider of high-quality prepared sous-vide gourmet entrees, sauces
and other menu items for fast-casual and restaurant chains, hotels,
airlines, retailers and other food service providers around the
globe. Led by an international team of award-winning chefs, using the
sous-vide cooking method the company pioneered, Cuisine Solutions
supplies to a wide range of world-class food organizations. Cuisine
Solutions is headquartered in Alexandria, VA. For more information,
visit www.cuisinesolutions.com.  
About gategroup/Gate Gourmet
 Gate Gourmet is the world's largest
independent provider of aviation catering and provisioning services
with more than six decades of experience. The company provides 250
million meals a year to more than 270 customers at 120 world-wide
airport locations. gategroup brand Pourshins provides fully
integrated end-to-end supply chain solutions on a global basis. Both
Gate Gourmet and Pourshins are members of gategroup, the leading
independent global provider of products, services and solutions
related to a passenger's on-board experience. (Visit
www.gategroup.com.) 
Media Contacts: 
For Cuisine Solutions:
Becky Biggs
Becky.biggs@fleishman.com
404-739-0149 
For gategroup:
Christina Ulosevich
culosevich@gategroup.com
703-964-2357